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Advertising Slowdown Started in 2002, Will Extend Into 2023

A post-pandemic ad-spend boom has already begun to recede. Two of the world’s biggest media-buying firms projected a slowdown in the rate of ad-sales growth for both 2022…

In Oscar Music Race, Familiar and Fresh Faces Seek Score Nominations

This year’s Oscar-worthy music is the most interesting mix in years. Veterans continue to supply well-crafted, traditional orchestral scores while new voices are contributing surprising sounds for daring…

Keke Palmer Reveals Baby Bump During ‘SNL’ Monologue

“Saturday Night Live” returned after the holiday break with host Keke Palmer making a big announcement: She is having a baby! “People have been in my comments, saying,…

Del Toro Films Share Set Photos of Tamae Garateguy’s ‘Auxilio,’ Preview ‘The Last Heretic’ at Ventana Sur (EXCLUSIVE)

Nuns, the wrongfully interned and supernatural forces converge on an asylum, playing duelling protagonists, in “Auxilio,” the latest film from Argentina’s multi-faceted genre darling, Tamae Garateguy (“She Wolf”).…

Ventana Sur 2022: Takeaways, from Buzz Titles, Deals, to Great Genre Ideas, Spain Powering On, Pandemic Blues

BUENOS AIRES — Rodrigo Sorogoyen’s “The Beasts,” Manuela Martelli’s “The Meltdown” and Demián Rugna’s Shudder co-pro “When Evil Lurks” were three highlights at 2022’s Ventana Sur. Wrapping Dec.…

Red Sea Souk Seeks to Become Key Film Market for Middle East, North Africa as Local Box Office Booms

The Red Sea Souk, the four-day industry market of the Red Sea Film Festival, is positioning itself as the principal film market for the Middle East and North…

‘Jeopardy!’ players’ latest stumble: Who is Gene Kelly?

“To hell with the lot of you for not buzzing in for Gene Kelly,” one angry fan tweeted.

São Paulo Launches Hiked Cash Rebate for International Shoots

If Brazil is now back as a serious player at the climate emergency table following Lula da Silva’s stunning presidential election win in October, film and production investmentmay…

Brad William Henke, ‘Orange Is the New Black’ star and ex-NFL player, dead at 56

Henke started his acting career when a fellow NFL player told him about a commercial casting looking for people to portray football players.

Harry Styles‘ ’House’ Had Some Roommates: Kid Harpoon and Tyler Johnson on Making 2022’s Most Ubiquitous Single, ‘As It Was’

As is evident from his recent arena residency shows on both coasts, Harry Styles knows the value of a good band. But it’s not just a live thing;…

Six Rising Arab Film Players to Meet at Red Sea Film Festival

As the Saudi market continues to take shape, cultural activity finds surer footing once more in Beirut and innovative young voices cast new trails across the international landscape,…

CAA’s Bryan Lourd Set as Keynote Speaker for Variety’s Dealmakers Breakfast

Bryan Lourd, CAA managing director and co-chairman, will deliver the keynote address at Variety‘s annual Dealmakers event saluting the industry’s top players and biggest M&A transactions of the…